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Political Junkie Podcast 10-22-13

From: Political Junkie
Series: Political Junkie (Full Hour)
Length: 20:07

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Our long national nightmare is over! Political Junkie Ken Rudin invites his former podcast partner Ron Elving for the inaugural edition of the Political Junkie show. The shutdown is over, Cory Booker has won a New Jersey Senate seat, and the gubernatorial race in Virginia is heating up. Plus trivia, memories of the late House Speaker Tom Foley, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Paul Mulshine of the Newark Star Ledger joins to discuss presidential hopes from New Jersey.

Ken_updated_text_tiny_small Our long national nightmare is over! Political Junkie Ken Rudin invites his former podcast partner Ron Elving for the inaugural edition of the Political Junkie show. The shutdown is over, Cory Booker has won a New Jersey Senate seat, and the gubernatorial race in Virginia is heating up. Plus trivia, memories of the late House Speaker Tom Foley, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Paul Mulshine of the Newark Star Ledger joins to discuss presidential hopes from New Jersey.

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Great to have you back, Ken (and Ron)!

Gotta say though, this Paul Mulshine comes off sounding a lot like a partisan hack... nobody likes Cory Booker, he's a big ego, he's done nothing for Newark... while Chris Christie has done a great job, has an "executive temperament" (his not infrequent public fits of temper not withstanding, apparently), has "streamlined government" while getting "lots of money out of Barack Obama" (the miserly uncle, I guess), and fought the high-tax, unfriendly-to-business attitude in the state. Those are all conservative buzzwords, and none of it (critiques of Booker or praise for Christie) was based in fact, just abstraction and anecdotes.

Really, not a great guest. I'm totally fine with partisan guests if they bill themselves that way, but this guy... well, I don't know. Maybe he's just frustrated by his mere 584 followers on Twitter.


Great!

So happy you're back!

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welcome bac k

definitely missed you
thanks for perseverance

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